An overview of novel actuators for soft robotics

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dc.identifier.uri Boyraz, Pinar Runge, Gundula Raatz, Annika 2018-12-20T14:32:05Z 2018-12-20T14:32:05Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Boyraz, P.; Runge, G.; Raatz, A.: An overview of novel actuators for soft robotics. In: Actuators 7 (2018), Nr. 3, 48. DOI:
dc.description.abstract In this systematic survey, an overview of non-conventional actuators particularly used in soft-robotics is presented. The review is performed by using well-defined performance criteria with a direction to identify the exemplary and potential applications. In addition to this, initial guidelines to compare the performance and applicability of these novel actuators are provided. The meta-analysis is restricted to five main types of actuators: shape memory alloys (SMAs), fluidic elastomer actuators (FEAs), shape morphing polymers (SMPs), dielectric electro-activated polymers (DEAPs), and magnetic/electro-magnetic actuators (E/MAs). In exploring and comparing the capabilities of these actuators, the focus was on eight different aspects: compliance, topology-geometry, scalability-complexity, energy efficiency, operation range, modality, controllability, and technological readiness level (TRL). The overview presented here provides a state-of-the-art summary of the advancements and can help researchers to select the most convenient soft actuators using the comprehensive comparison of the suggested quantitative and qualitative criteria. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Basel : MDPI AG
dc.relation.ispartofseries Actuators 7 (2018), Nr. 3
dc.rights CC BY 4.0 Unported
dc.subject Actuator performance eng
dc.subject DEAP eng
dc.subject E/MA eng
dc.subject FEA eng
dc.subject SMA eng
dc.subject SMP eng
dc.subject Soft-robotics eng
dc.subject.ddc 600 | Technik ger
dc.title An overview of novel actuators for soft robotics eng
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 20760825
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 3
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 7
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 48
dc.description.version publishedVersion
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